Figure Sculpture at Lyme Academy with Chad Fisher

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Figure Sculpture at Lyme Academy with Chad Fisher

Published on January 12, 2023

Dates - Saturdays, January 21 – March 25, 2023
Time- 10 am – 2 pm
Levels/Ages- All levels welcome; ages 15+
Location - Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
84 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371

This class will introduce students to the process and techniques of figurative sculpture. Students will sculpt from a live model over this ten-week course, with an emphasis on gesture, proportions, anatomy, and model likeness, and will complete one 24-inch figure in clay. The concepts of the golden section and dynamic symmetry will be introduced, along with historical design elements and the discovery of anatomical rhythms.

Throughout this class, students will be guided by instructor-led demonstrations and individual and group critiques, which integrate authentic ancient Greek and 19th-century figurative sculpture principles. Complementing the class are discussions about the daily practice in a studio environment, including the use and care of materials, and the phenomenological approach to observing figures through clay.

To learn more about this course, please click here